An original composition for violin and guitar by Gerry Dempsey dedicated to Israeli anti-nuclear whistle blower Mordechai Vanunu and u and celebrated Yiddish poet and songwriter Mordechai Gebertig who was tragically shot dead n the Krakow Ghetto in 1942. First published on this web-site.
Violin: Ian Jacks
Guitar: Gerry Dempsey
Another recorded version of this tune, enhanced by several overdubbed violin parts, is available for download here
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January 2, 2006
Very nice duet. There is a dual feeling through this piece : being behind bars and keeping hope.
You might also be interested by an album that was recorded in Tel Aviv by french cut-and-paste musician Chenard Walker with Israeli poet Roy Chicky Arad on 1st may 2005. The title "I Vanunu" also refers to Mordechai Vanunu, the world's first nuclear hostage, who did 18 years of jail for having revealed to the London Times, in 1986, that Israel was making nuclear weapons.
I Vanunu [fsz040]
November 6, 2005
An awesome piece, indeed.
You composition is simply awesome in terms of musical style.
I have heard both versions of this composition on a pair of Event TR8XL's. My best guess would be that dynamic microphones were used for this composition (or maybe a condenser one with sober high frequency response), but I might me wrong :P.
As for the second version, and it's just my opinion, the violin overdubs would do better placed on both left and right sides of the stereo image (depending on how many voices there are, I counted up to three at the same time but anyways... I'm not very experienced on musical techinique, only recording :P).
If you plan to do further work on this composition, try sampling the instruments with a high response condenser microphone (my personal recommendation would be the AKG C3000B, which has yet to dissapoint me).
Excellent piece of music!